Winter 2018 - Science & Math colloquia

Winter 2018 HC 441H: Biology and Politics

Professor: Gabriel Yospin

4 credits

•  CRN 23292: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ GSH 130

Scientific information plays a major role in nearly every government policy decision. In many instances, science becomes a part of policy with minimal discussion. At other times, the role of science in policy decisions is controversial. How should scientific information be a part of policy decisions? Read more

Winter 2018 HC 441H: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

Professor: Shlomo Libeskind

4 credits

•  CRN 23295: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ MCK 473

This seminar is a journey through two millennia of mathematical milestones, exploring their historical settings. We will emphasize that proofs and solutions to problems don’t come “out of the blue” and discuss the thinking process leading to a proof or solution and its historical background. Read more

Winter 2018 HC 441H: Mysteries of the Brain: Neuroscience and Society

Professor: Nathan Tublitz

4 credits

•  CRN 23291: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 201

This course provides science and non-science students with a basic understanding of neuroscience, the study of the brain. Students acquire an understanding of the complexities underlying brain function, learn about the methods and fundamental processes underlying scientific research, gain an appreciation of the role and limitations of basic biomedical research in our society, and explore ethical dilemmas in neuroscience research. Read more

Winter 2018 HC 441H: Who Am I? A Genetic Inquiry

Professor: Amy Connolly

4 credits

•  CRN 23293: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:50 @ GSH 103

“Who Am I?” You may have asked yourself this question repeatedly in your life, and found a myriad of ways to answer it. In this class, we will be looking at how commercially available services like 23andMe answer this question by looking at your genes. Read more